Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Wedding Bells

For the last couple of weeks Tachyon has been more wedding central than the usual fortress of book-wielding superheroes (as opposed to book wielding superheroes, for you word nerds - that would be one powerful book). Saturday's the wedding, and we're ready to go. OK, ready to go might be overstating things, but if there was ever a couple ready to be married, that would be Jacob and Rina. Let's hear it for people finding their exact right match and then having a kick-ass party to celebrate. Pictures to come.

Despite the excitement, or perhaps fueled by it, Harlan Ellison's Shatterday and Michael Swanwick's The Dog Said Bow-Wow are milliseconds away from going to press, and Rewired: The Post-Cyberpunk Anthology is well underway.

See you in July.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Starred PW review for Ellen Klages

Ellen Klages has just received a starred Publishers Weekly review for Portable Childhoods.

[STAR] Klages, whose debut novel, Green Glass Sea (2006), won the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction, demonstrates both superior writing skill and a wide range in an impressive short story collection that defies easy categorization. The 16 selections, three of which are original to the volume, include moving mainstream tales of human relationships, like the title story, about a mother and daughter, as well as fantasy and science fiction. The author is equally adept at short, twisty narratives that make the most of premises that could be gimmicks in lesser hands, like the recursive "Möbius, Stripped of a Muse." This collection will linger in the memory long after reading, and should help garner a larger audience for Klages's forthcoming second novel.

This is Ellen's second consecutive starred PW Award, close on the heels of one for her first novel, The Green Glass Sea. So PW's given everything she's published at book length a starred review. Not too shabby.

Mythopoeic Award nomination for The Line Between

Peter S. Beagle has been nominated for The Line Between for a 2007 Mythopoeic Award in the adult fantasy literature category.

The Mythopoeic Award is considered one of the most prestigious awards for fantasy literature, and is well-known within the library and academic communities.

From the website:

Founded in 1967, The Mythopoeic Society is a non-profit international literary and educational organization for the study, discussion, and enjoyment of fantastic and mythic literature, especially the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and Charles Williams. Membership in the Mythopoeic Society is open to all scholars, writers, and readers of these literatures.

The winners of this year’s awards will be announced during Mythcon XXXVIII, to be held from August 3-6, 2007, in Berkeley, California.

Tachyon's got four authors with nominations in addition to Peter Beagle: Susan Palwick, Tim Powers, and Nina Kiriki Hoffman.